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The Winter People: A Novel

The Winter People: A Novel

ISBN: 0385538499

Title: The Winter People: A Novel

Author: Jennifer McMahon

KDL Description:

“I loved this story. It’s one of the best ghost stories I have read to date. This author does an outstanding job of bringing the reader back and forth between present time and the early 1900’s. A young girl, Ruthie, finds a diary under the floorboards and delves into the mystery of her mother’s disappearance. She discovers others that are looking for those they lost and Ruthie has to decide whether she can stop the past for reoccurring.”
—Leisa at KDL’s Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Amazon Description:

The New York Times bestselling author of Promise Not to Tell returns with a simmering literary thriller about ghostly secrets, dark choices, and the unbreakable bond between mothers and daughters . . . sometimes too unbreakable.

West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter, Gertie. Now, in present day, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara’s farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister, Fawn. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that suddenly proves perilous when Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished without a trace. Searching for clues, she is startled to find a copy of Sara Harrison Shea’s diary hidden beneath the floorboards of her mother’s bedroom. As Ruthie gets sucked deeper into the mystery of Sara’s fate, she discovers that she’s not the only person who’s desperately looking for someone that they’ve lost. But she may be the only one who can stop history from repeating itself.